McKees Rocks, PA
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McKees Rocks is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 6,010 people and five constituent neighborhoods, McKees Rocks is the 227th largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in McKees Rocks was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, McKees Rocks is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, McKees Rocks is a borough of service providers, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in McKees Rocks who work in office and administrative support (11.67%), personal care services (11.60%), and food service (11.03%).

For a small borough, McKees Rocks has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the bus. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in McKees Rocks exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.

In McKees Rocks, just 12.06% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in McKees Rocks in 2010 was $21,019, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $84,076 for a family of four.

McKees Rocks is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call McKees Rocks home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of McKees Rocks residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in McKees Rocks include Irish, Italian, Polish, and Slovak.

The most common language spoken in McKees Rocks is English. Other important languages spoken here include Slavic languages and Spanish.